About

LShift is an independent software development company with offices in London and Berlin. It was founded in 2000 in Shoreditch, London, long before Silicon Roundabout or Tech City had even been imagined, by developers and designed to provide the ideal conditions in which the best levels of technical services can be offered to clients. Our model has proven successful again and again in the many long-standing relationships we have developed with our clients.

Distributed Systems Consulting

LShift offers bespoke consulting for clients using RabbitMQ for the first time, or with large or complex use cases. We were the original authors of RabbitMQ so we have a good understanding of the best way to employ it, as well as, for that matter, any messaging or integration technology.

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Practising Software Engineering

Matthew Sackman wrote “ A tourist stops a musician on the streets of New York. “Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?” “Of course”, answers the musician, “Practise, practise, practise!” In the book ‘Outliers: The Story of Success’, the author Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly mentions the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to achieving world…”

Berlin

LShift now has a second office—Zimmerstraße 11, Berlin D-10969, Tel (+49) 30 1205 3497

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Matthew Sackman’s talk at QCon 2016

LShift’s Matthew Sackman, is talking at Qcon on Tuesday 8th March about his new database GoshawkDB. Worth hearing if you’re interested in consistency in distributed systems.

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Digital Services Framework

LShift has been accepted onto the UK’s new ‘Digital Outcomes and Specialists’ framework.

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BBC WeatherWatchers

LShift were the Lead Developers for the BBC WeatherWatchers project (see this explanation video) which went live on November 3rd. This is one of the first projects under BBC’s “Make It Digital” initiative and close to the hearts of Brits, so it’s already received a lot of interest since its first announcement on the One Show…

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Application Patterns for the Outernet

James Uther wrote “ I’ve been meandering through the Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett (may Death be as kind to him as he was to Death) and Stephen Baxter (not met Death yet). It’s a classic alternate universe setup, where one (contemporary) day the multiple worlds theory becomes reality and people find they can ‘step’ between alternate universes. Earth… ”

Development

We do not focus on any particular ‘preferred’ technologies—whether operating systems, databases, or development languages and environments. We do not routinely resell the same technologies to each client, although we have been spending quite a bit of time using messaging-related technologies at present. Our general experience allows us to recommend solutions uniquely tailored to address your business issues.

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Join Us

Fantastic opportunities are available for skilled Software Engineers to join LShift in Berlin. Be a part of the most interesting technical team around!

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